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Updates to DJI Flight Simulator Enhance Training Experience

Embrace drone technology as an integral part of work with the DJI Flight Simulator — a professional pilot training software using DJI’s leading flight control technology to recreate the natural flying experience. We are excited to announce the release of DJI Flight Simulator V 1.4.0.0 What’s New?Free Trial Version Added

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UNICEF Malawi seek Long Term Agreement for situation monitoring and risk-informed programming

Addressing global challenges to achieve economic, environmental, and social sustainability requires a combination of approaches including technology driven ones. Technological advancements are progressing at a lightning speed while our ability to harness the power and potential of such technologies lag behind due to short supply of trained workforce around the

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2019 Heritage Flight Practice

Day two of Heritage Flight 2019 is complete. Historic aircraft fly with an F-35 and F-22 at Davis-Monthan AFB during the certification course. Video by Senior Airman Kayla Palmer 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Source: YouTube

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Clogworks Expands Dark Matter UAV Range

The Clogworks Dark Matter UAV range has been specifically designed to suit the needs of commercial operators. They are modular heavy-lift drones capable of carrying a variety of payloads and displaying several configurations. Paired with bespoke accessories, finished are the times when operators needed to buy a UAV per payload

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eBee X Adds RedEdge-MX for Crop Analysis

senseFly, a provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, and MicaSense, a producer of drone sensors for agriculture, have announced a new dual solution for efficient, in-depth crop analysis—the senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX. “We know from agricultural customers such as agronomists, crop consultants and researchers that deep, high-resolution crop data

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Russia Deploys 5 Eleron UAVs to Tajikistan

Servicemen of Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan have received advanced Eleron drones to form a battalion of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the press office of the Central Military District said in a statement circulated on Wednesday. “Five newest Eleron systems have arrived for the Russian military base in Tajikistan

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Echodyne to Provide Radar for NASA UTM Program

Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, announced that its radar platform has been selected by two Technology Capability Level 4 (TCL4) awardees of NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) program – Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and

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UAVOS INC Drone Simulator

UAVOS INC. offers its customers a simulator for testing UAVOS autopilot control capabilities of different types of unmanned vehicles ranging from 1kg to 1200kg in different weather conditions. The simulator includes special software, as well as software for the ground control station, developed by UAVOS. The simulator allows to make

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XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator drone makes maiden flight

Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2019 –

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator drone completed its inaugural flight this week at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

The long-range, high subsonic unmanned aircraft completed its test objectives during a 76-minute flight Tuesday, according to news releases from the U.S. Air Force and Kratos Defense & Security

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Percepto Autonomous Drone Solution Assessed in U.S. Operational Experimentation Program

Quantico, VA (SPX) Mar 13, 2019 –

Percepto, the market leader of on-site autonomous drone solutions, today revealed that it has participated in an operational experimentation program with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Science and Technology Directorate in collaboration with the U.S. Army.

Percepto was invited to participate in

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Northrop Grumman awarded $89M to support MQ-4C Triton system

Washington (UPI) Mar 12, 2019 –

Northrop Grumman was awarded an $89 million contract for sustainment and engineering support for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft surveillance system.

The contract also involves technical expertise of field service representatives, logisticians and test support to ensure MQ-4C air vehicles and mission control and operator training

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MQ-9 Reaper drone detachment in Poland is fully operational

Washington (UPI) Mar 8, 2019 –

The U.S. Air Force announced this week that a detachment of MQ-9 Reaper drones became fully operational in Poland on Mar. 1.

New facilities at Miroslawiece Air Base in Poland, where Air National Guardsmen, the Polish Air Force and private contractors operate the unmanned aircraft, were

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Drones help scientists count koalas in Australia

Washington (UPI) Mar 1, 2019 –

Researchers have trained drones outfitted with infrared sensors to recognize a koala bear’s heat signature. Wildlife managers and biologists are using the technology to accurately and efficiently monitor koala populations in Australia.

An algorithm processes the drone’s infrared readings and determines whether the heat signatures belong

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MaxAmps 12V & 24V Power Supplies

Smaller, quieter and more powerful than ever, these new power supplies are just what your charger ordered! From MaxAmps:
MaxAmps is always hard at work developing new technologies and the next in line for release are the MaxAmps 12v and 24v Power supplies. Our new power supplies provide a higher wattage

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French Manufacturer Elistair Creates Drones On A Leash

In early 2017, Massachusetts-based company CyPhy Works provided tethered drone security for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, saying that it was “an efficient and effective solution for keeping a drone in one place” without running down the battery. Last year, Homeland Security announced that it would use a tethered drone

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Comprehensive Communication Services and Fortress UAV Partner to Provide Fully Comprehensive MERC-UASC Solution

Comprehensive Communication Services (CCS), a company created after Hurricane Katrina with the sole focus of providing mobile communication platforms for First Responders during disasters, and Fortress UAV, a leading provider of drone managed services including repair, preventative maintenance and support for clients, with a focus on public safety, have partnered

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Small UAS Over People: A New Safety Paradigm

By Frank Frisbie and Suzette Matthews Principals, Washington Progress Group LLC FAA is taking the first significant step forward toward integration of UAS in the NAS. By Notice published on February 13, 2019 is proposing to allow small UAS under stated conditions to fly over members of the

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HYBRiX Police Drone for Benidorm city

Quaternium startup collaborates with Benidorm Local Police to provide First Response services with a hybrid drone of 4 hr. flight time. HYBRiX drone, the first hybrid fuel-electric multirotor, with 10 times more flight time than electric drones, takes off. This innovative project from Quaternium, leading European brand of long-endurance multirotors,

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Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2019

Where: San Francisco, California – Marines Memorial Club and Treasure Island. When: April 24th and 25th, 2019 April 24th in the MMC Ballroom You will hear content par excellence from a lineup of professionals who are making drones work and not conjecture on what might be possible sometime in the

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Quantum-Systems Signs $3M Indian Contract

India’s elite surveying organization Survey of India awards India’s first survey grade hybrid UAV Trinity+ order to India’s oldest surveying instrument company API-Roter Group partnered with Quantum-Systems GmbH Germany. This cooperation is a novelty in the Indian market as the drone market is tightly regulated and several requirements for professional

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